Orient-First Thought

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1211.59 ft


3 Hours

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Trail Overview

This is primarily a county road excursion ride. The First Though Mountain road takes you to the top of the mountain with some excellent views of the mountains and valley areas surrounding the mountain. The county roads are all gravel, and usually fairly well maintained. During the summer and fall months, they can become very dusty. The loop route takes you through mostly privately owned lands along side the road, with a portion of the route on paved road going north past Pierre Lake.

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Access Description

From Kettle Falls, proceed west on Hwy 395, across the Columbia River Bridge, and turn right, continuing on Hwy 395. Proceed about 18 miles to the small community of Orient.